Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important for Your Business

Most people spend a lot of their time at work, so the indoor air quality (IAQ) there is just as important as the IAQ at home. An Augusta, Georgia, workplace with contaminated indoor air can lead to health issues for your employees. Also, bad smells could encourage your customers to visit competitors instead. Poor indoor air quality has a big impact on your business’s HVAC system, your employees’ productivity, and your costs.

Your Company’s Heating and Air Conditioning System

If the HVAC system in your business has a clogged air filter or dirty ductwork, pollutants such as dirt, dust, biological growth, and pollen will spread easily. Your heater and air conditioner will also have to work harder to move air through your property. This increased wear and tear, in turn, will shorten your system’s life. It may also lead to uncomfortable drafts or warm areas.

Productivity

People can’t complete their best work when they don’t feel well. Poor indoor air quality can cause asthma or allergy symptoms, rashes, sore throats, headaches, fatigue, and many other issues. More people will have to interrupt their work to deal with these problems. Also, many medications for these symptoms can cause drowsiness and keep workers from responding quickly to customers. People often refer to these issues collectively as "sick building syndrome." They can increase absences at your company or even lead some employees to look for a new job elsewhere.

Costs

Poor air flow from low indoor air quality will force your HVAC system to work harder, increasing your company’s utility bills. You’ll have to get your building cleaned more often because dust and dirt will accumulate more quickly than it would in a building with better IAQ. If illnesses are frequent, your business’s health insurance costs could be higher as well.

Doc Savage Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc., is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 40 years of HVAC experience. We can help you improve your business’s IAQ and keep your employees and customers comfortable. For outstanding service, call us anytime at 706-426-9262.

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